Jumanji: The Next Level comes to cinemas on December 11, and fans could not be more excited to see the next instalment. Trailers have teased new characters, both in the real world and in the game itself, while the cast have started touring the world to support the opening of the movie. But who is in the cast of Jumanji: The Next Level, and does The Rock return?
Who is in the cast of Jumanji: The Next Level?
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson returns to his avatar, Dr Smolder Bravestone, while Kevin Hart is Mouse Finbar again.
Karen Gillan and Jack Black are also back as their avatars, Ruby Roundhouse and Dr Shelly Oberon, and Nick Jonas is back as Seaplane McDonough.
This time, they are joined by a new avatar, Ming Lightfoot, played by Awkwafina, and a new villain, Jurgen the Brutal, played by Game of Thrones’ Rory McCann.
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Of course, bringing them all together is Rhys Darby as Nigel Billingsley, the non-player character who guides them through their journey.
In the real world, Danny DeVito and Danny Glover join the cast as Eddie Gilpin and Milo Walker.
Eddie is Spencer’s grandfather, who is staying with his grandson over the holidays, while Milo is his former colleague with whom he has been feuding for some time.
Alongside Eddie and Milo are the returning teenagers, with Morgan Turner as Martha, Ser’Darius Blain as Fridge, Alex Wolff as Spencer and Madison Iseman as Bethany.
These four are back, along with Colin Hanks as Alex Vreeke, and a surprise return for Bebe Neuwirth, who appeared in the original Jumanji as Nora, the aunt to the Shepherd children.
Along with them, John Ross Bowie appears as a spokesperson for Jurgen, Dania Ramirez is Gravestone’s ex—girlfriend.
As well as them, Zachary Tzegaegbe plays the young Bravestone in a flashback sequence led by Nigel.
Lamorne Morris, Lucy DeVito, Massi Furlan and Ashley Scott also appear in the film.
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What is Jumanji: The Next Level about?
The official synopsis from Sony Pictures explains: “The gang is back but the game has changed.
“As they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they discover that nothing is as they expect.
“The players will have to brave parts unknown and unexplored, from the arid deserts to the snowy mountains, in order to escape the world’s most dangerous game.”
The film has so far received mixed reviews from critics, garnering mainly three star reviews.
The Daily Express’ review of the film said: “While the mix-up of characters is a good idea in theory, the film here relies on the comedy prowess of Johnson and Hart to carry it, with Black’s character now effectively the “straight man” to Gillan’s sensible girl…
“While Hart does well in playing a young, slightly confused version of Danny Glover, Johnson’s character is given the best jokes, the best stories and ultimately, the most airtime…
“Jumanji: The Next Level makes the mistake of allowing The Rock and Hart to be the focal point, meaning those who offer some of the best comedy chops in the business are sidelined.”
Jumanji: The Next Level is out in cinemas on December 11
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